Upper Iowa Gulch

4.5/5 (5 reviews)
Southeast of Leadville, in the historic mining district, lays the hidden gem of Iowa Gulch. Located in the Mosquito Range, this trail climbs to the western base of the class-2 14er, Mount Sherman. Dotted with old mine buildings, the entire route provides impressive views of other high-altitude moun...Read More
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Highlights of Upper Iowa Gulch

Altitude Category IconAltitude
Forest Category IconForest
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
12121 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
2B
Nearest Town
Leadville
Nearest Services
Leadville
Management Agency
Lake County / Bureau of Land Management
District
Lake County / Royal Gorge Field Office

Overview

Southeast of Leadville, in the historic mining district, lays the hidden gem of Iowa Gulch. Located in the Mosquito Range, this trail climbs to the western base of the class-2 14er, Mount Sherman. Dotted with old mine buildings, the entire route provides impressive views of other high-altitude mountains, including Mount Sheridan and Dyer Mountain. Great for the views and scratching another 14er off your list.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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5 Waypoints
17 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
5 Community Reviews
1 Video
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